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Pentagon confident U.S. military aid effectively used in Ukraine

Pentagon confident U.S. military aid effectively used in Ukraine The Pentagon is confident that the Ukrainian army is effectively using US military equipment (Photo: GettyImages)

The Department of Defense asserts that the Ukrainian military is utilizing the military equipment furnished by the United States with great efficiency, said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, Sabrina Singh.

Singh expressed confidence that the assistance provided to Ukraine has positively influenced the course of hostilities. The Ukrainian military is efficiently utilizing the weapons and equipment, and the results are evident on the battlefield.

As an example, Singh cited the use of HIMARS missile systems and Western-style air defense systems by Ukrainian troops.

Singh emphasized the confidence in the contributions made to Ukraine for battlefield progress.

The deputy speaker expressed U.S. concerns regarding Iran potentially transferring new missiles to Russia, which the U.S. believes could be used in a war against Ukraine. However, Singh clarified that the U.S. has no documented evidence of the missiles being transferred to Russia.

U.S. aid to Ukraine

On October 1, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary budget bill that did not include extra funds for aiding Ukraine. The topic of aid for Ukraine was deliberated as a separate matter.

President Joe Biden recommended to Congress an allocation of 106 billion dollars, with 60 billion dollars planned for Ukraine's assistance. The remaining funds were designated for aiding Israel and upholding U.S. security.

During his visit to Kyiv, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced a new military aid package worth $100 million for Ukraine.

The package comprises air defense equipment, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, and other necessary equipment that would aid Ukraine in defending its territory against Russian aggression.